Your Reading Genes Are Also Your Math Genes: Study
A new study published in the journal Nature Communications says about 50 percent of your genes affect both reading and math skills.By Matt Moreno | July 9, 2014
Good at reading? Well, you're probably good at math then, too. (Via Getty Images)
That's according to a group of scientists who say around 50 percent of the genes that affect reading also affect math skills.
Researchers looked at 12-year-old children, including twins, from nearly 2,800 British families and had them take a series of tests. What they found was a significant overlap of genes that helped with a child's ability in math AND reading.